aleks001 wrote: ↑Sun 01 Oct, 2017 9:31 pmYeah but that sounds more of an issue with the stealership and not the car itself. I assumed by now anyone with a car out of warranty would be wise enough not to take it to a stealership of any sorts.Ivanerrol wrote: ↑Sun 01 Oct, 2017 6:28 pmJap cars.
Sister in laws husband has had Honda’s for 25 years.
Recently bought a 2010 Honda Accord V6 - Top Model.
Cost him $16,000 - had 80,000km on the clock. He bought it from a Honda Stealership.
It required the 80,000 service when he bought it - salesman told him it wouldn’t be much.
So his $16k car suddenly became a $19.5k car.
Then because he wanted a video reversing camera they charged him another $2,100 to install one
Then it needed a battery - changed at the stealership - another $600.00
Next. GPS needed updating. The costs finally got to him and be bought a Garmin. (I did point out that an iPhone with google maps was far superior).
Next. I do a lot of Melbourne - Queensland trips. My mother lived on the Gold Coast. Every now and then she would drive her 2004 toyboata Camry one way to Melbourne. I would need to drive the bloody thing back again. It was plain dangerous in wet weather at speed.
I remember a friend at work once asked a honda stealership how much to replace front brake pads and it was in the $400-$500 range. She ended up taking it to some local guy who did it for $150.
I assume something was wrong with his camry ? I've been in a couple and never felt unsafe in them, although they were all pretty new.
Yeah we rented a 2015 model driving all over Tassie, with 5 adults plus luggage and it drove well for a family car. Comfortable, quiet, big boot. The new camry looks interesting (never thought I'd say THAT) but boy how these "mid-sized"cars are growing-its just 1 cm shorter than an W211 E-class.